October 10, 2022 3 min read


Novomatic Unveils Leadership Changes for Crown Gaming México

One of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies, Novomatic, unveiled management structure changes for Crown Gaming México.

Marcelo Suhner, Cristian Olejnik Resume Roles as Managing Directors

The announcement came Monday and sees Marcelo Suhner resume his role as managing director of Crown Gaming México. His appointment is effective as of October 1, 2022, according to Novomatic. As a result, Suhner assumes the role of acting CEO of Crown Gaming México. Suhner steps in to fill the position from Thomas Borgstedt, who was formerly the general manager of Crown Gaming México. Borgstedt will continue to be a part of the company and lead its expansion in the LatAm region as general manager of Novo Chile. Besides selecting Suhner as acting CEO, the company unveiled another senior-level appointment. Novomatic revealed that Cristian Olejnik resumed his role as managing director of Crown Gaming México. Consequently, he was appointed as the company’s new CFO.

Suhner is a gaming industry veteran with significant experience. Before joining Novomatic, he had a successful career with the Swiss technology corporation Sulzer. During his tenure at Sulzer, Suhner held different senior-level positions related to finance, GM and auditing. He has a BA degree and held the role of independent consultant for different businesses interested in entering the market in Mexico. According to Novomatic, in his new role, Suhner will help the company achieve strategic goals by leveraging his in-depth knowledge of the Mexican market.

On the other hand, Olejnik has decades of experience within the gaming industry. He first joined Novomatic back in 2010 and since then, has held multiple executive management positions. What’s more, Olejnik’s professional background includes significant experience in financial management. Similar to Suhner, Olejnik has deep knowledge within the gaming industry, as well as the business management and operations of Crown Gaming México.

The Recent Appointments Bring Excitement for the Duo

Olejnik commented on the topic by saying that it is delightful to team up with Suhner and the company’s local team to further help Novomatic expand in the region. He pointed out that the company has been continuously growing in the regulated market in Mexico and has a track record of more than two decades. Last but not least, Olejnik said: “Our products have a substantial track record of leading performance across Latin America and are renowned for their outstanding design, immersive game play, premium quality and proven reliability.”

I am honored to assume this new role in the management of NOVOMATIC in Mexico and thrilled to be supported by such a professional team of experts.

Marcelo Suhner, CEO Crown Gaming México

Suhner added that he is honored to join the company’s senior leadership team and collaborate with its experts. He revealed that Novomatic offers unique products and solutions for the gaming industry which are famous for their quality, performance and scalability. In conclusion, Suhner said: “I consider it a privilege to be able to assert my own skill set, business experience and commitment to achieve the goals we have set.”


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